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in 1936 when truman endorsed the civil rights in 1948. the pope becomes overwhelmingly african-americans voting for truman and the integrated the armed services. you get to 1964 civil rights act that 90% of the people african-americans voting for lbj and the southern strategy by most reports is after that so it solidified but it didn't cause the change. people who write that are factually wrong but they do it simply for partisan purposes because the republicans not allowed to be part of that debate and talk about a? it had a a lot to do it then everyone has an opinion on a lot of things but it had a lot to do with economic the lack of economic emancipation of african-americans. they wanted more and they didn't feel like they were getting it from the republicans. >> in terms of doing more for the republicans. >> i plan on doing more and i've done one already at simmons college. we will continue to do that but anybody who thinks it's going to be easy and then i'll the sudden, i would say the one thing that's encouraging from history is the amazing race of 28 to 32. if he could ge
civil rights movement ad 1965 voting rights act. we have seen what it means to keep people away from the polls. that's a dark time for this nation. that's not something we want to go back to. >> one of the things i've noticed that we're supposed have it on tuesday historically. is there anything that by statute or by constitution that requires it to be on a tuesday? or is that something that we can look at as -- new word democracy she left two days and they usually declared its a nonwork day so it gives people an ability to get out there and vote. is there something that i don't understand about this designation of tuesday's? >> if you look at it it has a lot to do with the way our society was configured many years ago in a query and society. and tuesday was a great day, i do know, for market research or something along those lines but we are in a different time, a different erika and i think a lot, some the things states are doing with regard to expanding voting to weekends makes a lot of sense. people have to work generally on tuesdays. they are not bringing crops from the field in
, very troubling. we're still waiting for a response to my letter calling for reform of the civil rights division, especially the voting section. a recent inspector genre view showed a longstanding pattern of dysfunctional harassment -- this is the ig. this isn't a member of congress up here, this is your own ig appointed by you. you must have had some impact. showed a longstanding pat everybody of dis-- pat turn of dysfunction, harassment and demands a strong response. the inspector general referred remaining personnel to the department for possible discipline. an administrative action, maybe no administrative action taken. andssed concern about continued policies that should cast doubt on impartiality of the voting section. i recommended independent, outside review. outside to make reform recommendations. surely this is something that we n put into motion. yet i've seen no action op your behalf. and in the area of executive use of agency aircraft, i'm troubled by the gao report that 41% of the everyone to general travel for 2007 to 2011 was for personal reasons. while i know the attorn
discussions on the modern day civil rights movement from the national action networking annual conference. on the next washington democrat of arizona. he'll talk about the debate on immigration in the house and share his thought on a bipartisan senate bill scheduled to be released this week. then indiana congressman luke messer previews the upcoming budget deliberation prospect for gun control and legislation in the house. later steven emmerson the executive director of investigative project on terrorism. he discusses development following the bombing at boston marathon on monday. washington journal is live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. responsible for the report is made up of a bipartisan group of former members of congress, law school professors, and a former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. the press conference live at 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span2. >>> one of the questions i'm asked is why did we do this? i think the shorter answer is that the monitor is a significant ship wreck. so important not tonight national area but enable history around the world that neede
that determination, then why wouldn't we let, you know, right-wing sue prem civils who actually killed killed approximately 200 americans in 2012 make that determination for us. make sort of we are in a grandiose environment, we are warriors as opposed to common criminals who should be should be investigated and based on that investigation prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? many people have made grandiose claims about wanting to be in a war. how that ends up getting decided is based on facts on the ground. it is based on law and facts not on suppositions or on the grandiose claims of people who would like to be bigger than they are. >> host: him ma shamsi with the aclu, american civil libertis. and cliff may, foundation for defense of democracies. he writes a weekly column distributed by scripps howard news service and contributes to nationalreview.online, townhall.com among other publications a lot of folks want to talk to you. let's get back to the lines. charles, wood bridge, virginia, republican, go ahead. >> caller: thanks. you know i am a republican and i am an american obviou
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